by JJ Warshaw and Laura Winters
MIRROR IMAGE, the story of Jade Jennings, a high-achieving high schooler whose dream of getting into Northwestern’s school of journalism is threatened when she develops an eating disorder during her senior year. Told with immense humor and honesty and no preachy PSAs, MIRROR IMAGE spotlights an issue that affects as many as 1 out of 10 teenage girls.
MIRROR IMAGE was a semi-finalist in the National Alliance for Musical Theatre and the Alhadeff Family Charitable Foundation's 15 minute musical challenge.
Top of Act 1: Jade reminds herself why she needs to stay on track during her senior year: Northwestern's acceptance rate is now only 6%.
Near the end of Act 1: Jade's co-editor informs Jade that the most recent piece she turned in for the paper was full of mistakes. A (literally) hungry Jade contemplates giving in to what her body really needs.
The Last Age of Moonsteeds
Jane Franklin is gearing up for freshman year at Palatine High School, and for The 13th Annual Moonsteed Chronicles Semi-finals Competition. Jane and her three best friends, Mimi, Penelope, and Sophia are all obsessed with the dystopian YA series and have been preparing for months for these annual competition to show off their trivia knowledge and dancing hobby horse skills.
Although all the girls love the books, Jane's love goes a bit deeper as she uses the stories to escape from her less-than-ideal homelife, an alcoholic mom, and a brand new "pseduo-step-sister" who has just moved in and makes Jane and her friends feel like - maybe The Moonsteed Chronicles should be retired before high school starts.